While most migrants would expect a modest home, some councils have spent huge amounts of public money on housing families who arrive on their doorstep.
Somali asylum seeker Saeed Khaliif was given a £2million home in one of the country’s most exclusive neighbourhoods in 2011.
The 49-year-old was granted housing benefits of almost £8,000 a month to live in the six-bedroom property with his wife Sayida and their children.
The couple demanded to be moved to West Hampstead, North-West London, after deciding their home in the Midlands was inadequate.
Their new house boasted a 90ft garden and was refurbished before their arrival.
It is understood Mr Khaliif has up to eight children and lives on benefits. He has not worked since arriving here three years ago.
Although housing benefit has been capped at £400 a week, the Khaliifs were able to claim more because they moved before the change came into force.
According to sources, the house was being advertised to rent at £7,800 per month.